Whitney Wolfe Herd Named in the TIME 100 List

Whitney Wolfe Herd has been named in the TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2018.

TIME 100 has described Bumble’s co-founder as “a woman who refused to be silenced by men and who is driven to succeed on her own merits.”

Her TIME profile is authored by Anita Sarkeesian, the executive director of nonprofit educational organisation Feminist Frequency.

She joins figures including Donald Trump, Elon Musk and Meghan Markle on the list.

Scottish conservative Ruth Davidson, musician Cardi B, and incumbent Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are also featured.

Bumble is run by a majority-female team, and it reportedly currently valued at more than $1 billion.

Wolfe Herd recently penned a longform article in Refinery29 on how to build a company that caters to its female employees.

She describes how Bumble first launched as a small initiative looking to empower women, and moved from there to become a billion dollar company.

Bumble has also recently filed a lawsuit accusing Match Group of multiple infringements, including the fraudulent obtaining of trade secrets.

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